Lafite releases ‘The Almanac’
Château Lafite Rothschild has released ‘The Almanac‘ as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Rothschild family’s acquisition of the historic estate.
The book covers all 150 vintages since 1868, taking in vintage conditions and the quality of the wines as well as being peppered with photographs and images, facts, memories and anecdotes pertinent to each.
CEO Saskia de Rothschild said: Together, they tell the endearing story of an estate and of the large Lafite family.
“It’s a story we have written throughout the years with those who came before us and it will continue with those who will succeed us.
“We built this book to tell the story of Lafite since the Rothschild family has owned it, but also to share more stories about the life of a vintage.
“We hope readers will come out of reading it with a better understanding of how a wine grows, from the soil to the vine to the bottle.”
Early next year the estate will also release 300 limited edition sets which includes a copy of The Almanac and a magnum of the 2018 vintage.
The estate recently announced the label of the 2018 vintage would feature a hot air balloon and that ‘CL 150’ would be engraved on each bottle.